Sunday, February 26, 2012

Cleveland Cavaliers: Cavs Mid-Season Report


The Cleveland Cavaliers looked like they could sneak into the playoffs at one point this season. Now, they should be looking toward the future. Kyrie Irving has been a huge bright spot and should win the Rookie of the Year. The other top draft pick, Tristan Thompson, has been good at times.
Go to YahooSports for a breakdown of each position.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Kentucky Wildcats: Anthony Davis Should Be the National Player of the Year

According to most, there are two front runners for National Player of the Year in college basketball. The two contenders are Kentucky's Anthony Davis and Kansas' Thomas Robinson. One could make a strong case for either player. Davis is a phenomenal shot blocker and a game changer defensively. Robinson is very strong and can score and rebound as well as anyone. Click here for five reasons why Davis should be the choice.

Donald Trump Explains Health Care


Trump Explains Health Care
No one can sum it up better than Trump
Let me get this straight . . .
We're going to be "gifted" with a health care
plan we are forced to purchase and

fined if we don't,
Which purportedly covers at least

ten million more people,
without adding a single new doctor,
but provides for 16,000 new IRS agents,

written by a committee whose chairman
says he doesn't understand it,

passed by a Congress that didn't read it but

exempted themselves from it,
and signed by a Dumbo President who smokes,
with funding administered by a treasury chief who

didn't pay his taxes,
for which we'll be taxed for four years before any
benefits take effect
,

by a government which has 

already bankrupted Social Security and Medicare,
all to be overseen by a surgeon general
who is obese,

and financed by a country that's broke!
'What the hell could possibly go wrong?'

Understanding Women book

Thought you should know that the book, "Understanding Women" is now out in paperback.


For information about how a woman's brain works, click here.

A conversation in heaven - joke

SYLVIA: 
Hi! Wanda.
WANDA:
 
Hi! Sylvia. How'd you die?
SYLVIA:

I froze to death.

WANDA:
 
How horrible!
SYLVIA:

It wasn't so bad. After I quit shaking from
 the cold, I began to get warm & sleepy, and finally died a peaceful death. What about you?
WANDA:
 
I died of a massive heart attack. I suspected that my husband was cheating, so I came home early to catch him in the act. 
But instead, I found him all by himself in the den watching TV.
SYLVIA:

So, what happened?

WANDA:
 
I was so sure there was another woman
there somewhere that I started running
 all over the house looking. I ran up into the attic and searched, and down into the basement. Then I went through every closet and checked under all the beds. I kept this up until I had looked everywhere, and finally I became so exhausted that I just keeled over with a heart attack and died.
SYLVIA:
 
Too bad you didn't look in the freezer ---we'd both still be alive.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Michelin - new see through tires

They have been testing these for several years now. Resilient Tech was developing them for the military application.

 Amazing new tires.........................

Michelin Tires... Absolutely SCARY looking... Look for 'em in August.

These tires are made in South Carolina , USA .

SEE THROUGH TIRES

Radical new tire design by Michelin.

The next generation of tires.

They had a pair at the Philadelphia car show.
 Yes, those are 'spoke' like connections to the inner part of the tire from the outside tread 'wrap!' The next picture shows how odd it looks in motion...
Makes you wonder how the ride feels doesn't it?




These tires are airless and are scheduled to be out on the market very soon.

The bad news for law enforcement is that spike strips will not work on these.

Just think of the impact on existing technology:

A. No more air valves...

B. No more air compressors at gas stations...

C. No more repair kits...

D. No more flats...

These are actual pictures taken at the South Carolina plant of Michelin.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Kentucky Basketball: Will John Calipari Reload Every Year?

Conventional wisdom says that a team can't be made up of mostly freshman and win the NCAA tournament. Teams can have one or two one-and-done players but they need some upperclassmen to win it all.


Find out the rest on YahooSports.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Casket joke

Three friends from the local congregation were asked "When you're  in your casket, and friends and congregation members are mourning over you, what would you like them to say? "

Artie said: "I would like them to say I was a wonderful husband, a  fine spiritual leader, and a great family man."

Eugene commented: "I would like them to say I was a wonderful teacher and servant of God who made a huge difference in people's lives."

Bob said: "I'd like them to say, "LOOK, HE'S MOVING!"

Cleveland Cavaliers: A Four-headed Monster to Replace Anderson Varejao

Semih Erden will be the starting center but there are three other players who could get a major boost in minutes if they step up their game. Byron Scott will fill Varejao's spot in the rotation with a platoon of big men. 


Click here for are the four contenders.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Cool pictures by Erik Johansson






















Erik Johansson is a professional photographer and retoucher from Sweden.

Erik's website is alltelleringet.com.

History Lesson on Your Social Security Card


History Lesson on Your Social Security Card 

Just in case some of you young whippersnappers (& some older ones) didn't know this.
It's easy to check out, if you don't believe it. Be sure and show it to your family and friends. They need a little history lesson on what's what and it doesn't matter whether you are Democrat or Republican. Facts are Facts.

Social Security Cards up until the 1980s expressly stated the number and card were not to be used for identification purposes.
Since nearly everyone in the United States now has a number, it became convenient to use it anyway and the message, NOT FOR IDENTIFICATION, was removed.
The picture above is an old Social Security card with the "NOT FOR IDENTIFICATION"message.

Our Social Security

Franklin Roosevelt, a Democrat, introduced the Social Security (FICA) Program. He promised:

1.) That participation in the Program would be Completely voluntary, 

No longer Voluntary 



2.) That the participants would only have to pay 1% of the first $1,400 of their annual
Incomes into the Program

Now 7.65% 

On the first $90,000


3.) That the money the participants elected to put into the Program would be deductible from their income for tax purposes each year, 

No longer tax deductible 



4.) That the money the participants put into the independent 'Trust Fund' rather than into the general operating fund, and therefore, would only be used to fund the Social Security Retirement Program, and no other Government program, and, 

Under Johnson the money was moved to The General Fund and Spent 



5.) That the annuity payments to the retirees would never be taxed as income. 


Under Clinton & Gore Up to 85% of your Social Security can be Taxed 


Since many of us have paid into FICA for years and are now receiving a Social Security check every month -- 
and then finding that we are getting taxed on 85% of the money we paid to the Federal government to 'put away' -- you may be interested in the following:

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Q: Which Political Party took Social Security from the independent 'Trust Fund' and put it into the general fund so that Congress could spend it? 

A: It was Lyndon Johnson and the democratically controlled House and Senate. 


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Q: Which Political Party eliminated the income tax deduction for Social Security (FICA) withholding? 

A: The Democratic Party. 


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Q: Which Political Party started taxing Social Security annuities? 

A: The Democratic Party, with Al Gore casting the
'tie-breaking' deciding vote
 as President of the
Senate, while he was Vice President of the US 


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Q: Which Political Party decided to start giving annuity payments to immigrants? 

AND MY FAVORITE: 

A: That's right!

Jimmy Carter
 and the Democratic Party. 

Immigrants moved into this country, 
and at age 65, began to receive Social Security payments! The Democratic Party gave these payments to them, even though they never paid a dime into it! 

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Then, after violating the original contract (FICA), the Democrats turn around and tell you that the Republicans want to take your Social Security away! 

And the worst part about it is uninformed citizens believe it! 

If enough people receive this, maybe a seed of awareness will be planted and maybe changes will evolve.
But it's worth a try.
How many people can YOU send this to? 
Actions speak louder than bumper stickers.

Let me know if any of this isn't true.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Cleveland Cavaliers: Is Anderson Varejao Untouchable?


The Cavs say they aren’t looking to deal Varejao. However, if the Cavs could get a big haul for him like a first round pick and a good player, should they take the deal?
This article should help you decide.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Cleveland Cavaliers: Five Things for the Cavs to Get into the Playoffs



Despite their losing record, the Cleveland Cavaliers are in the playoff hunt. They have two All-Star caliber players in Kyrie Irving and Anderson Varejao. The Cavs have competed in every game they have been in and have three quality wins over Boston, Minnesota, and Dallas. Only 17 of their final 38 games are against teams with winning records. They still have shot.


Go to YahooSports for the five things they need to get into the playoffs.

Kentucky Basketball: Seth Davis Says Marquis Teague Won’t Lead the Cats to a Title


Seth Davis probably thinks of himself as an expert on college basketball. He is a writer for Sports Illustrated magazine and an in-studio analyst for CBS. During the Kentucky Wildcat-Florida Gators game, Davis tweeted:
"In the end Marquis Teague, as good as he is, will be UK's undoing. Might not be til last two minutes of championship game but…"
Check out the rest of this gem on YahooSports.

Marquis Teague shot percentage vs. turnover percentage graph


This graphic and a great article about Kentucky can be found here.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Cleveland Cavaliers: Four Reasons to Trade Ramon Sessions


The Cavs would strongly consider trading Sessions if they were offered a first-round pick in exchange.
Click here for four reasons why.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Washington Monument - Laus Deo

One detail that is never mentioned is that in Washington, D.C., there can never be a building of greater height than the Washington Monument.
With all the uproar about removing the ten commandments, etc., this is worth a moment or two of your time. I was not aware of this amazing historical information.
On the aluminum cap, atop the Washington Monument in Washington , D.C.., are displayed two words: Laus Deo.
No one can see these words. In fact, most visitors to the monument are totally unaware they are even there and for that matter, probably couldn't care less.


Once you know Laus Deo's history, you will want to share this with everyone you know. These words have been there for many years; they are 555 feet, 5.125 inches high, perched atop the monument, facing skyward to the Father of our nation, overlooking the 69 square miles which comprise the District of Columbia, capital of the United States of America.
Laus Deo! Two seemingly insignificant, unnoticed words. Out of sight and, one might think, out of mind, but very meaningfully placed at the highest point over what is the most powerful city in the most successful nation in the world.
So, what do those two words, in Latin, composed of just four syllables and only seven letters, possibly mean? Very simply, they say 'Praise be to God!'
Though construction of this giant obelisk began in 1848, when James Polk was President of the United States , it was not until 1888 that the monument was inaugurated and opened to the public. It took twenty-five years to finally cap the memorial with a tribute to the Father of our nation, Laus Deo 'Praise be to God!'
>From atop this magnificent granite and marble structure, visitors may take in the beautiful panoramic view of the city with its division into four major segments. From that vantage point, one can also easily see the original plan of the designer, Pierre Charles l'Enfant - a perfect cross imposed upon the landscape, with the White House to the north, the Jefferson Memorial to the south, the Capitol to the east, and the Lincoln Memorial to the west. 

A cross you ask? Why a cross? What about separation of church and state? Yes, a cross; separation of church and state was not, is not, in the Constitution. So, read on. How interesting and, no doubt, intended to carry a profound meaning for those who bother to notice.
Praise be to God! Within the monument itself are 898 steps and 50 landings. As one climbs the steps and pauses at the landings the memorial stones share a message.

  • On the 12th Landing is a prayer offered by the City of Baltimore ;
  • on the 20th is a memorial presented by some Chinese Christians;
  • on the 24th a presentation made by Sunday School children from New York and Philadelphia quoting Proverbs 10:7, Luke 18:16 and Proverbs 22:6. Praise be to God!

When the cornerstone of the Washington Monument was laid on July 4th, 1848 deposited within it were many items including the Holy Bible presented by the Bible Society. Praise be to God! Such was the discipline, the moral direction, and the spiritual mood given by the founder and first President of our unique democracy 'One Nation, Under God.'

 When one stops to observe the inscriptions found in public places all over our nation's capitol, he or she will easily find the signature of God, as it is unmistakably inscribed everywhere you look. You may forget the width and height of 'Laus Deo ', its location, or the architects but no one who reads this will be able to forget its meaning, or these words: 'Unless the Lord builds the house its builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain.' (Psalm 127: 1)
This can be verified here.